Source Water Planning

Source Water Policy- Ohio


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Jurisdiction does not implement this indicator 

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SWPP Indicator



Groundwater protection planning is required

Groundwater protection planning is not required for CWS in the state of Ohio.

Watershed scale protection planning is required

Drinking water source protection planning is done at the municipal level.

Dedicated protection plans are required at the community water supply scale

Dedicated funding is available to implement plans

The Drinking Water Assistance Fund provides funds for source water protection plans. 

Periodic updates to plans are required

Requirements for plan updates are not specified for the state of Ohio.

In the U.S. for Fiscal Year 2022, State Revolving Fund set-asides were used for source water protection programs

“Ohio EPA utilized the Wellhead Protection Set-aside to fund activities specified in the Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Intended Use Plan for Program Year 2010 (DW SRF IUP). These funds were used to complete source water assessment and wellhead protection activities for public water systems; assist communities developing wellhead protection/source water protection plans; conduct source water protection education and outreach; provide technical assistance; and general administrative and information management support.”